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Daily Archives: August 6, 2014

An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC’s Congressional Research Service.”

A Day in the Life of NYC’s Hospital for Wild Birds – Wired

Brandon Keim: “Even in a city famed for its oddities, New York’s Wild Bird Fund is an unusual place. To wit: one morning in April, while sitting in their Upper West Side waiting room, it dawned on me that I wasn’t alone. Perched on a chair, motionless in front of a life-sized photograph of aContinue Reading

DOJ and Bank of America Close to Settlement on Consumer Mortgage Relief

WSJ.com: “Bank of America Corp. and the Justice Department are close to a deal in which the bank will pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to resolve allegations of mortgage-related misconduct in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the matter. The bank has agreed to pay roughly $9 billion inContinue Reading

Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates

2013 Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates. Lee B. Becker • Tudor Vlad • Holly Anne Simpson. James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research. Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication. August 6, 2014. “The vast majority of graduates of journalism and mass communications programs leave the university with at least one job offer.Continue Reading

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Pew Report – “The vast majority of respondents to the 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as theyContinue Reading

Consumer Privacy Organizations Oppose Farcical Class Action Settlement

“EPIC, along with a group of consumer privacy organizations, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to object to an unfair class action settlement in California federal court. In 2010, Google was sued for sharing user web browsing information with advertisers. Under the proposed settlement agreement, Google will distribute several million dollars to a handful of organizations, many ofContinue Reading

Africa Rising: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

IMF Working Paper No. 14/143 – August 4, 2014: “Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly harnessed, can translate into higher growth and yield a demographic dividend. We quantifyContinue Reading

Nonmarital Births: An Overview

CRS – Nonmarital Births: An Overview. Carmen Solomon-Fears, Specialist in Social Policy. July 30, 2014 “In the United States, births to unmarried women (i.e., nonmarital births) are widespread, including families of varying income class, race, ethnicity, and geographic area. Many analysts attribute this to changed attitudes over many years about fertility and marriage. They find that many adult womenContinue Reading

“Womenomics” in Japan: In Brief

CRS – “Womenomics” in Japan: In Brief.  Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs; Rebecca M. Nelson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance. August 1, 2014 “Confronted with decades of economic stagnation, strict immigration controls, and a rapidly aging population, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has launched an ambitious plan—widely known as “Abenomics”—to restart Japan’s economy. The program has three mainContinue Reading